The oft mentioned Quicksilver from the awesome folks at Blacktree Software is arguably one of my favorite apps on my entire Leopard MacBook Pro. The sheer simplicity, intuitiveness, and function of this remarkable app allows me to work more productively than ever; launching an app, controlling something, or finding something is just a keyboard shortcut away. However, some of the built-in appearances that ship with Quicksilver when you download can leave much to be desired, especially when running on the shiny new Leopard desktop. Here’s a bunch of new appearances to change that up.
The first thing to note is that Quicksilver’s built-in plug in menu installation tool has a bunch of other appearances that you can easily install and get going with. However, there are more than just those standard ones that you can use and they can really make your Quicksilver installation look that much more appealing, and I’m going to show you a couple of my favorites today.
My number one interface for Quicksilver right now is BezelHUD from Julius Eckert. This incredibly clean and simple interface has a nice gradient and cool animation when you invoke and hide Quicksilver. It’s just nice looking.
Another one from Julius Eckert that I really like is SilverFlow. This one has a larger window, but it has a Cover Flow-like interface to browse your items. I really like this one a lot.
The last interface I’m going to mention today is called Showcase, and it is also available from Julius Eckert. This one has a larger window, and forgoes the familiar 3 tab interface in favor of one large region with two smaller ones for the actions below it. This one is really cool looking too, and it especially looks good on darker wallpapers.